Striker signs one-year deal after successful trial
Striker Isaac Vassell has signed a one-year contract to become a Luton Town player after passing a medical at Kenilworth Road this morning.
The 22-year-old frontman has appeared in the second half of the last two games at Bedford Town and Boreham Wood while spending a fortnight training with Nathan Jones’ squad.
A graduate of Plymouth Argyle’s academy, Vassell has scored 24 goals in two seasons with Vanarama National League South club Truro City since his release from Home Park in 2014.
The Cornwall-born striker said: “I’m delighted to sign for a club as respected as Luton Town. The manager has taken a chance on me and I hope to repay the faith he has shown.
“I’ve been fortunate to have been given a lengthy spell on trial and the players here have made me feel part of the team already. They are a great bunch of lads.
“I’ve been out of the professional game for two years but this has been a great opportunity for me to get my fitness back. With sustained full-time training again I hope to prove I can play in the Football League.
“I can’t wait to get my first chance to run out at Kenilworth Road in a Luton Town shirt. I know the supporters really get behind the team here.”
Manager Jones says Vassell is a player who has been on his and chief recruitment officer Mick Harford’s radar for quite some time.
“Isaac is a lad we’ve known about for a while,” said the Town boss. “We had him watched at Truro and wanted to get him into our own environment to see how he’d adapt.
“He’s come in and done well enough for us to see something in him that we can work with. We are delighted to have him here because he did have other options.
“He is one to be excited about because he has so much more to prove and to give. He has good attributes already, but we believe we can work with him to add to them and bring the potential out of him.”